Center participates in Working Together, an inter-agency coordinating
and advocacy group. At Farmworker Advocacy Day at the State Capitol
in Albany, advocates educate legislators.
1997, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation requiring
access to drinking water in the fields for all farmworkers. However,
other items remain on the advocacy agenda. Four priority issues in
1998 would extend to farmworkers the following rights enjoyed by New
York's other workers:
field sanitation: "farmworkers need toilets"
day of rest for farmworkers if they wish it
right to collective representation and bargaining
right to the same increase in the minimum wage as the rest of the